Department of Labor Releases Guidance on Shared Living Arrangements and the Fair Labor Standards Act

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2014-1 and Fact Sheet #79G: Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Shared Living Programs, including Adult Foster Care and Paid Roommate Situations.  These documents provide additional guidance on how DOL’s Final Rule, Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service, might affect certain “shared living” arrangements.  Shared living arrangements are often funded by Medicaid or other public sources and involve arrangements in which a person receiving supports and services and a direct care professional providing the supports live together.  The new rule will take effect January 1, 2015.

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